IDPs Express Optimism Of Fast Compensationc

Internally Displaced Persons of the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Nyanza and Western region have expressed optimism that their compensation would soon come.

The IDPs applauded the National Assembly for passing a law to compensate them after 25 years of waiting,

Kisii County Coordinator for Nyanza Western Kenya Caucus for IDPS Mr. James Moi Oroo said they were optimistic the compensation exercise would take effect soon.

Speaking during a meeting to express their gratitude in Riana market, Riana ward, in Bonchari Constituency, Oroo castigated those with ill intent to embezzle the IDPs benefits by imposing themselves as their leaders.

He appealed to the National Government Administration to coordinate with the true leaders of the IDPs who are recognized and registered in their offices to ensure the stipends reached the right beneficiaries.

This follows the passing of public
petition no. 6 of 2022 tabled by Seme MP Mr. James Nyikal in Parliament.

The petition to compensate the IDPS under Nyanza Western IDPS Caucus sought to enable them revert to a dignified life.

Noting that the number of IDPs in Kisii County alone totaled 15,597, Oroo appealed to the anticipated beneficiaries to remain calm and patient as they waited for the government to organize their payment.

He applauded the MPs including the area legislator Mr. Charles Onchoke for standing with the IDPs and passing the motion to compensate them.

Kisii County Caucus Coordinator Elijah Onsare appealed for unity of all leaders in ensuring fast disbursement of the compensation.

Bonchari Constituency Caucus Coordinator Mr. Elijah Ondara who also urged the post-election victims to exercise patience, expressed gladness that the long wait had finally borne fruit.

Source: Kenya News Agency